fourth-class

[ fawrth-klas, -klahs, fohrth- ]
/ ˈfɔrθˈklæs, -ˈklɑs, ˈfoʊrθ- /
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adjective

of, relating to, or designated as a class next below third, as for mailing, shipping, etc.

adverb

as fourth-class matter; by fourth-class mail: Send it fourth-class.

Nearby words

  1. fourth position,
  2. fourth republic,
  3. fourth ventricle,
  4. fourth wall,
  5. fourth world,
  6. fourthly,
  7. fouta djallon,
  8. fouter,
  9. fovea,
  10. fovea centralis

fourth class

noun

(in the U.S. Postal Service) the class of mail consisting of merchandise weighing one pound or more, including parcel post and all first-, second-, or third-class matter weighing 8 ounces (227 grams) or more and not sealed against inspection.

Origin of fourth class

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for fourth-class

fourth-class

/ US /

adjective

of or relating to mail that is carried at the lowest rate

adverb

by fourth-class mail
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